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AD 1631-1838


For younger generations of ancestors who are descended from this family:
see page on Van Rossum

This family's roots are in Friesland, one of the northernmost provinces of the Netherlands. The family name was "Titsingha" originally.

Children of
? Titsingh (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 10 generations back)

Petrus Titsingh
(blood-relationship 0,098 %)
* 1631 (Sneek ?) x Margaretha van Reynevelt (17-4-1653) + ?
Occupation: studied in Harderwijk, became a pharmacist in Amsterdam on 26-4-1653.

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Petrus Titsingh (1631-?)
and Margaretha van Reynevelt (1632-?)

(See 9 generations back)

Isaac Titsingh
(blood-relationship 0,195 %)
* 18-3-1661 x Elsje Swart (28-3-1681) + 1691
Occupation: became "chirurgijn" (physician) on a ship, 4-11-1681. He died in a sea-battle, under captains Broeder and Bontemantel

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Isaac Titsingh (1661-1691)
and Elsje Swart (1660-1719)

(See 8 generations back)

1. Margrieta Titsingh
* 22-2-1681 (Amsterdam) x Johannes Soerbeer (Amsterdam 11?-8-1702) + ?

2. Abraham Titsingh
* 14-1-1685 x I. Maria de Koningh (1711) II. Anna Regina Weerkamp (1726) + ?
Occupation: "poorter" of Amsterdam, "chirurgijn", 16-1-1717, "deken der Amsterdamse chirurgijns", author of some works on the science of medicine.

3. Isaac Titsingh
(blood-relationship 0,39 %)
* 15-12-1686 (Amsterdam) x Maria van Brugge (Amsterdam 25?-3-1712) + 1-5-1730 (Buiksloot)
Occupation: "chirurgijn van Hunne Edelmogenden"

Children of
Isaac Titsingh (1686-1730)
and Maria van Brugge (1693-?)

(See 7 generations back)

Albertus Titsingh (See portrait)
(blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* 22-4-1714 (Buiksloot) x I. Magdalena Bloem (Amsterdam 31?-3-1735) II. Catarina Bitter (Amsterdam 24-11-1741) III. Elisabeth Bakelaar (Amsterdam 4-1-1748) + 29-4-1790 (Amsterdam)
Albertus became "poorter" of Amsterdam, 24-12-1734, "chirurgijn" on 14-1-1735, "vroedmeester" and eventually dean of the Amsterdam Guild of "Chirurgijns", like his uncle Abraham. He was the most experienced and careful master in his art the Dutch Republic had ever known, according to Professor Hieronymus David Gaubius, the personal physician of the ruling Dutch "Stadhouder" Prince Willem V of Orange-Nassau. On 23-3-1769, Albertus Titsingh was called to the court in The Hague to assist at the birth of the first child of Princess Frederica Wilhelmina Sophia of Prussia, the Stadholder's wife, because there were complications. Albertus could not save the baby, a boy who's head was too big to pass through in a natural way, and who had died by the time Albertus had managed to let it be born. Although this could have had serious consequences, considering the importance for Prince William of having a potential heir and successor, Albertus Titsingh and Professor Gaubius were not in any way blamed. (An interesting article by Prof. dr. F.B. Lammes on this unhappy event was published in "Het Nederlandse Tijdschrift voor de Geneeskunde" on 20-4-2004, based on a recently discovered document in the "Koninklijk Huisarchief".)
Later, Albertus Titsingh assisted (was "accoucheur") at the birth of the later King Willem I in 1772. At the time of his marriage to Elisabeth Bakelaar, Albertus was living in "Buycksloot" (Buiksloot) near Amsterdam. He was buried in the "Grote Kerk" in Haarlem on 5-5-1790, probably next to Elisabeth who had died 12 years earlier.

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Albertus Titsingh (1714-1790)
and Elisabeth Bakelaar (1727-1778)

(See 6 generations back)

1. Anna Elisabeth Titsingh
* 12-2-1749 (Amsterdam) + ?

2. Anna Maria Elisabeth Titsingh
(blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 18-11-1750 (Amsterdam) x Didericus Hermannus van Rossum (27-4-1777) + 20-9-1816 (Amsterdam)
For her descendants see the page on Van Rossum.

3. Maria Catharina Titsingh
* 17-2-1752 (Amsterdam) x Abraham Everhardus de Wit (1772) + 7-12-1838

4. Jacob Titsingh
* 4-9-1754 + ?

5. Anna Cornelia Titsingh
* 6-9-1758 + 17-8-1812

6. Adriana Catharina Titsingh
* 6-9-1758 x Pieter Cornelis Heidweiler + ?

7. Susanna Jacoba Titsingh
* 2-2-1766 x Johannus Kluppel (1790) + 21-10-1832

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